The objective of the Road Maintenance Cost Model research was to formulate an overall framework for the conversion of ongoing research efforts into a methodology for the estimation of route-specific and service-specific unit costs for road maintenance. A computer model, which simulates the mechanisms by which rail deteriorates under traffic to levels where replacement of the rail is normally required, was constructed and improved. Methodologies for the estimation of deterioration and related costs for ties and ballast with changes in traffic and track condition were also developed. This work was performed at the Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport with the support of Canadian National, Canadian Pacific Ltd and Transport Canada.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport

    Queen's University
    Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6,   Canada 

    Department of Transport, Canada

    Tower C, Place de Ville
    Ottawa, ONo K1A 0N5,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • McIlveen, E R
    • RONEY, M D
    • Lake, R W
  • Publication Date: 1981-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334957
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CIGGT Rpt. 80-16 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DGSR-15
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM